The mission of the Department of Economic and Housing Development is to create economic opportunity for Newark residents and enhance the vibrancy of our city. To this end, the department seeks to position Newark to take advantage of its unique assets, including its strategic location, a diverse and underutilized workforce, a large amount of developable land, concentration of corporate and business service firms, several major universities, and a wealth of arts and cultural assets.
In order to comply with the Newark Foreclosure and Vacant Property Registration Ordinance(s), ALL Owners/Mortgagees/Trustees must register online via PROCHAMPS.com and pay a registration fee. The City of Newark has partnered with PROCHAMPS.com to administer its Foreclosure Property and Vacant Private-Owner Property Registration program(s).
Implements the laws for what you can build and where you can build it in
Newark. Also provides administrative and staff support to the Newark Central
Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Landmarks and Historic
Preservation Commission and the Environmental Commission. Applications for site
plan review, environmental review, zoning variances and exterior renovations of
properties located in historic districts can be obtained from this office.
Click here for the revised Zoning Ordinance and revised
Click here for an interactive Zoning map
Administers the new construction and rehabilitation/renovation of safe,
affordable housing and public facilities and nonprofit owned, non-residential
As Newark continues to grow the Baraka administration is committed to ensuring that all residents have access to decent and affordable housing. The Office of Affordable Housing will lead the Mayor’s initiative to create and preserve affordable homes and apartments in all of the city’s neighborhoods. The office will also coordinate the implementation and oversee the enforcement of the city’s Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance.
The Office of Planning and Zoning in the Department of Economic and Housing Development is responsible for all planning and zoning board approvals. Please use this page to find out more about our office and apply for what you need.
Works to develop plans and land use regulations that will guide private and public development across the city. We seek to create livable, walkable, safe and environmentally sustainable communities throughout the city that will provide opportunities for housing, employment, retail services and recreation.
Offers free legal services to eligible Newark tenants facing eviction or the threat of eviction.
Property Management provides real estate management services for properties acquired by the
City of Newark until they can be returned to the city tax rolls.
All inquiries for City-owned property must be emailed to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Enforces Newark’s Rent Control Ordinance and provides staff support to the Rent Control Board to ensure tenants have quality and affordable living conditions.
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To do business with the City of Newark, you must have a State of New Jersey Business Registration Certificate. You can register your business online with the State HERE.
Contracts with the City of Newark to provide goods and/or services are available by Bid, RFP or RFQ.
For Solicitations released AFTER April 15th, 2021, please follow these instructions:
The City of Newark is excited to transition to online procurement in partnership with ProcureNow. This new system will efficiently guide vendors through the process of responding electronically to RFPs, bids, addenda, etc. to ensure your bids have been accurately completed and will serve as one location for all purchasing opportunities. ProcureNow also offers real time chat, email, and phone support for bidders/vendors with any questions about how to use ProcureNow.
To get started, click here to visit the sign up page. You’ll receive an email to activate your account. Then, subscribe to our bids by navigating to the City’s eProcurement Portal and clicking the green subscribe button. For more information about how to register, please see our help file.
CLICK HERE to Visit the City of Newark’s eProcurement Portal (updated April 2021)
For Solicitations released PRIOR TO April 15th, 2021, please follow these instructions:
For additional information on the Bid or RFP/RFQ process, please write, call, or visit:
Central Purchasing Division
Division of Central Purchasing
47-63 Green Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Fax: 973-733-3760 Email: Purchasing@ci.newark.nj.us